April 2014 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2014. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for April of 2014

Below are the 37 SmartPhone articles for April of 2014

Nokia Lumia 930 Features Include High-end Camera, Windows Phone 8.1

The Nokia Lumia 930, unveiled at the Microsoft Build 2014 conference is the latest Window Phone flagship, and it could be stand out as an imaging powerhouse.

Budget Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 Bring Windows Phone 8.1 on the Cheap

Who says new hardware and software has to cost a premium? Certainly not the folks at Microsoft and Nokia, as they announced the budget Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 at[...]

Motorola Moto G

The Moto G is an Android smartphone with modest specs targeted at the mid-range smartphone market. It is available off contract, typically for pre-paid plans.

Motorola Droid Ultra

It’s the Moto X by another name. However, this Verizon-exclusive Android smartphone has a distinct, Droid-like, design.

Motorola Droid Mini

The Motorola Droid Mini is a Verizon-exclusive Android smartphone, similar to the Droid Ultra and Moto X.


HTC One max

The HTC One max is essentially a bigger version of the well-received HTC One Android smartphone.

LG G Flex

This Android smartphone is known for its flexible and curved display.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a relatively small Android smartphone that doesn’t compromise on specs.

LG G Flex Review

As its name suggests, LG G Flex is not only a curved, but also a flexible phablet. While an undoubtedly unique feature, is the curved design even necessary? Probably not,[...]

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana Digital Assistant

Microsoft has unveiled the latest iteration of its mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.1. We detail the changes, and see how much momentum they could bring to the third-place platform.

Samsung Ativ SE Confirmed, Reunites Samsung and Windows Phone

Samsung is officially returning to Windows Phone with the Samsung Ativ SE, a higher-end WP8 device that strongly resembles the Galaxy S4.

Apple and Samsung Beat All Other Phone Makers in Brand Loyalty

It may not come as a surprise, but a new report indicates Apple has the highest rate of brand retention among smartphone manufacturers with 76% of iPhone users replacing their[...]

Best Android Apps: cloudGOO

The cloudGOO Android app addresses a problem common to many smartphone owners by serving as a central hub for disparate cloud storage accounts from the likes of Dropbox, Amazon, Box,[...]

Apple iPhone 5s

The Apple iPhone 5s sports the same design as the iPhone 5, but with its new 64-bit Apple A7 chip and fingerprint sensor, it’s a different smartphone all together.

Apple Building a Bigger iPhone? Readers React

Rumors of a large-screen iPhone had the Brighthand forum abuzz with chatter. What did the editors, experts, and power users have to say about the latest round of Apple rumors?

HTC One M8

The HTC One M8 is a five-inch Android smartphone and the successor to the well-received HTC One.

T-Mobile Introduces “Simple Starter” Plan: Unlimited Talk and Text, 500 MB of Data for $40

T-Mobile has rolled out its latest "Un-Carrier" initiative -- a new entry-level wireless plan that gives unlimited talk and text, 500 MB of LTE data, and no overage fees, all[...]

HTC One M8 Review: Head of the Class

On paper, the HTC One M8 is a flagship Android smartphone with few, if any, equals. But does that praise hold up with the device in hand? Find out in[...]

Best iPhone Apps: Focus Keeper

Billed as "a timer that will track and increase your productivity without burnout," Focus Keeper is more than a simple stopwatch app.

Sony Xperia Z2

The Sony Xperia Z2 is an Android smartphone and the successor to the Sony Xperia Z1.

Can You Really Work from a Smartphone with Microsoft Office Mobile?

Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS and Android is now free, but how useful is it on a small touchscreen? Can users actually work from their smartphones in a pinch?

Sony Xperia Z2 Review

Sony looks to make a sizable dent in the Android smartphone market with the Xperia 2. Its predecessor looked great, but had significant flaws. Could the sequel surpass the original?

What Does Windows Phone 8.1 Mean for Business?

Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 has a host of business-minded goodies for IT departments. What will that mean for business users? No more smartphone camera?

Best Windows Phone Apps: Boxcryptor

Just launched for Windows Phone, Boxcryptor is a nifty security app that encrypts your cloud-bound files before you ship them off to Dropbox, Google Drive, and the like.

Moms, Dads, & Grads: What Is the Best Smartphone?

Smartphones are not all alike, nor are smartphone users. Subtle differences in the design, UI, and services make some smartphones better suited for certain tasks than others, while the demands[...]

Video: HTC One (M8) Hands-On

Get a closer look at the HTC One (M8) in our latest hands-on video.

The OnePlus One Has Launched: Snapdragon 801, 1080p, and CyanogenMod for $300

Chinese mobile startup OnePlus has formally launched its much-hyped hero device, the One, and it appears to pack quite a punch.

How to Get Out of a Wireless Contract Without Paying Early Termination Fees

Getting out of a wireless contract can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Find out all the ways you can avoid exorbitant fees and jump providers.

Project Ara: How Google Wants to Revolutionize the Smartphone

Google's Project Ara initiative aims to bring affordable modular phones to the masses, and let users to upgrade their phone at will, part by part. Here's everything we know about[...]

Best iPhone Apps: smartSCAN

As one of the few free PDF converters available in the iOS App Store, smartSCAN allows users to turn any document into a PDF file with just their iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the fifth-generation Android smartphone flagship from Samsung, successor to the Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: The Blockbuster Phone

Samsung's newest flagship brings more pure functionality than any other phone on the market. But is that a good thing? Find out in our review.

Is It Worth Upgrading to the HTC One (M8)? Readers React

We found the HTC One (M8) to be an all-around excellent device, but a few of you have now chimed in with your takes on HTC's newest hero phone. Here's[...]

Has Mobile App Security Finally Caught Up to Outlook?

Mobile security has been a big issue when it comes to securing corporate data. But are mobile apps finally catching up to Outlook?

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom: A Smartphone and Camera Hybrid Designed for Selfies

The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a smartphone-camera hybrid aimed at selfie aficionados looking to up their self-portrait game.

Sprint Aims For Music Lovers with HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition (Hands-on)

Sprint has positioned itself as the audiophile's carrier, announcing a partnership with Spotify and an exclusive enhanced audio edition of the HTC One (M8). We go hands-on with the latter.